We asked our readers where they all scream for ice cream, as well as their favorite flavors.
At 314 E. Grand River Ave. in Lansing’s Old Town, Arctic Corner scooped up a lot of comments in our online and in-person polls. The award-winning lemon ice cream still takes the cake — or at least accompanies the cake. Our readers said they love it topped with strawberry, caramel and nuts. With flavors of the week like pomegranate and mango or key lime and orange, there is always something new to try. Reviewers love the price, portion size and polite staff.
Village Ice Cream and Cafe
Village Ice Cream and Cafe, 251 S. Bridge St. in Dimondale, is another fan favorite, and with offerings like the pineapple sundae — with vanilla soft serve, pineapple, whipped cream and a cherry — we can see why. Our readers also mentioned coconut almond and butter pecan as favorite flavors from this downtown staple. Offering non-dairy and gluten-free choices is a plus for fans with special dietary needs. For the tagalong who isn’t interested in ice cream, the café also offers burgers and other fast food.
This south Lansing hotspot at 7035 Cedar St. offers a drive-thru or walk-up menu of fun choices including the Cookie Dough Monster, Grand Slam Sundae and Fudgy Peanut Tower Parfait. Dairy Dan has a little something for the pooch too, with doggie sundaes available. As another locally owned ice-cream shop, Dairy Dan is known for its flurries as well.
Nods also go to Scoopy Doo’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream in Dewitt, Sweet Sensations in Holt, Quality Dairy stores, the Wacousta General Store, M Street Baking Co. in Howell, Park Lake Creamery in Bath Township and MOO-ville in Eaton Rapids. Remember, if you don’t see your favorites mentioned, be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram polls each month. Back to the ice cream, the 517 region has lots of choices. Make a summer bucket list — or perhaps a cone list in this instance — and visit them all. Don’t forget to support local, enjoy your ice cream and tip the staff that serves you. It’s a sweet gesture that goes a long way for those providing your sweet treat.